I am so looking forward to getting back on the trail this weekend. We have not done any Autumn walks. I really want to see all of the beautiful leaves. BUT…. yes there is always a but in life right 🙂
My but is my fears. If you are interested in my list of fears read on….
-I fear that I will not be able to hike as far as I had in the past due to the hiatus
-I fear that I am going to get out on the trail and my foot is going to start hurting and I will not want to walk back —this is the big one—
-I fear that hiking is not as much fun as I remember
-I fear that it wont be as much fun hiking when its too chilly to stop off at a swimming hole
I don’t know about you but when I go into something with no expectations…or do something for the first time it is a lot less scary that getting BACK into something.
So what is the solution to all of these fears?
The prescription I gave myself is from now until Sunday it will be nothing but positive self talk. And a little extra at the gym to make sure my legs are nice and strong and ready for a walk in the woods this Sunday.